Undertaking a major project may or may not be in your best interests
as a home seller. That is, the improvements may cost more money
that you can recoup or they may turn away a prospective buyer.
That said, here’s a look at which home improvements buyers
look for and those that consistently have the best return on
Remodeled kitchens are a big winner. A simple remodel can take
your home from on the market to off better than any other improvement
to your home.
Remember curb appeal? A well-trimmed, manicured lawn and colorful
plants and garden is a special. The return here is second only
to a remodeled kitchen.
Sitting around a fireplace and enjoying a fire with family and
friends is important and most buyers will greatly appreciate
this additional feature.
Whether the house has one, two or even three existing bathroom,
having one more can make the difference to many a discriminating
With more and more professionals working from home or tele-commuting,
this extra room will add that extra "something" to
Master Suite Addition
Many people today enjoy the comforts of a larger bedroom but
beware of the considerable cost. It may make more sense to combine
existing rooms or spaces.
Like the fireplace, a deck will add an ambiance most buyers will
enjoy and relish for many years.
Your home will most definitely look better but a dollar-for-dollar
return on your investment is unlikely.
New Doors and Windows/Insulation
Energy efficiency is a big plus for today’s environmentally-conscious
consumer. While it will help the sale new doors and windows will
not significantly increase the sale price of your home.
Swimming Pool & the Skylight
These two items are perhaps the most debated amongst the experts
on whether or not they add value to your home. It’s a toss-up.